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Nov 1, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. the suspect has been identified as paul anthony ciancia. 23, a resident of los angeles. right now l.a.x. terminals with the exception of number three are reopening fast fast as logistically possible. travelers should expect delays and should check with their airlines for flight information. our first priority is safety. there is tremendous pressure for the traveling public to get on their planes, to feel that they are secure. we want them to be safe first and foremost. so every part of this airport must be cleared before terminals can reopen. freeways and surface streets are now open. the area around l.a.x. should be avoided unless you have clear information on your flight and need to be in the area. we have a hotline for travelers needing a hole near l.a.x. they should call 1-888-831-7176. one of the lessons of 9/11 was the need to work seamlessly across jurisdictions. ironically we had the fbi director here earlier today. one of the things he expressed was how well this region works together before we knew this incident was going on happen. i personally witnessed as mayor of the
Nov 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> reporter: not long before the deadly shooting at los angeles international airport, paul ciancia sent his family messages, some suggesting that he would commit suicide. the family alerted authorities who asked lapd to do a welfare check. they responded within six minutes of getting that call, but it was still too late. >> this was after the incident occurred, and it's dozens of miles away from where lax is, so our officers didn't make the connection. >> reporter: but ciancia was already gone. we spoke exclusively to a woman who knows ciancia and his roommates. >> their third roommate comes back and says i just dropped paul at lax. and they just knew. i think he just dropped off paul to a shooting. >> reporter: he entered the terminal armed with an assault rifle and five magazines of ammunition. they recovered a handwritten note on ciancia that made it clear he was out to kill tsa officers. he shot geraldo hernandez at point blank range. then he went up an escalator. but after spotting hernandez still moving on the floor, he doubled back to shoot him again, killing hernandez. >> there
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